Travelport executives have said little about their strategy since affiliates of Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital took the company private last May, but something must be done. According to experts, a top priority is rationalizing its three core global distribution systems.
Travelport has maintained three systems since it acquired Worldspan in 2007. A decade earlier, predecessor company Galileo International committed to keeping both the Apollo and Galileo systems going.
Travelport executives over the years argued that having three systems did not put the company at a significant cost disadvantage relative to competitors. Nobody's . . .